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Easter brunch is only a few days away. Have you made your plans yet? If not, a bevy of Chicago area options await:

BIN 36 (West Loop)

BIN 36 is hosting a brunch buffet - highlights including a make your own omelet bar, carved roast beef, artisanal cheese and prosciutto, ricotta blueberry pancakes and a variety housemade desserts and breads.

  • Pricing: $48 for adults, children above 5. Alcoholic flights are $14.50 for four 3 oz. variations or individual drinks for $9. Kid drink flights are $4.
  • Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Bohemian House (River North)

Boho will be serving up Central European-inspired takes on your morning favorites. Guests will start by enjoying Czech Bread for the table, served alongside house honey butter. The main course presents a host of choices, including Bavarian Pancakes with whipped farmer’s cheese, poached plum and fresh meringue, Pork Schnitzel with sauerkraut, emmentaler cheese, fried duck egg and pork jus, Cured Salmon with meyer lemon marmalade, miner’s lettuce and crispy maitake mushrooms, Beef Collar Goulash, and more. Sides to accompany include the cult-favorite Grilled BoHo Bacon, Potato Pancakes, Rye Biscuits and Cucumber Mizeria Salad, to name a few. Guests can select three mains and three sides for the table. To end the experience: a round of Raspberry Kolackys. Of course no experience would be complete without a few drinks, and BoHo’s Build-Your-Own Mimosa Bar (…and regular bar) will be in full swing.

  • Date: 10am to 3pm
  • Cost: $35 per person

Carnivale (West Loop)

Carnivale, a Latin-fusion restaurant located in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood, celebrates Easter with seasonal favorites featuring their DIY Bloody Mary Bar, table-side Mimosa Kits, and live music provided by "Group Paz" on Sunday, April 16 from 10:30am to 3pm. The brunch will also  include Carnivale dishes like - Banana Nutella French Toast - French toast stuffed with bananas and Nutella, topped with fresh whipped cream, brown butter, pineapple syrup, Chicken 'N Waffles - Cuban-Korean spiced crispy chicken, over waffles, served with chipotle maple syrup.

  • Date: April 16 starting at 10:30am
  • Cost: A la carte menu prices 

CityGate Grille (Naperville)

To celebrate the holiday, CityGate Grille is once again offering guests a Easter Brunch with more than 25 breakfast and lunch options – complete with a special appearance from the Easter Bunny! Menu items include: mouthwatering French Toast with garnishes, Biscuits and Gravy, Chilled Seafood Platter with shrimp cocktail, oysters, bay scallops and smoked salmon, Herb Roasted Beef Tenderloin, Baked Salmon with Lemon-Dill Cream and Wild Mushroom Risotto. To sweeten the day, the restaurant will offer a selection of desserts, including a decadent Chocolate Fountain with assorted dipping items and Fresh Baked Cookies. Reservations are required.

  • Sunday, April 16; 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Adults $39.95; Kids $19.95; Five and under eat for free

Cucina Paradiso (Oak Park)

Step out on Sunday, April 16, for a buffet-style brunch. The spread includes morning favorites such as Muffins and Scones, Cinnamon French Toast with hazelnut chocolate and bourbon bananas, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Eggs Florentine, Vermont Maple Sausage, Scrambled Eggs with red peppers, zucchini and yellow squash, oven-roasted breakfast potatoes and more.  Savory items such as Grilled Beef Tenderloin with wild mushrooms, Pan-seared Chicken Saltimbocca and Mini Burgers, to name a few, will surely hit-the-spot. Lighter items including a variety of salads like Caprese, Classic Caesar and Asparagus, round out the offerings. To sweetly top things off, a dessert bar will feature assorted Mini Pastries, Italian Butter Cookies and Biscotti. Coffee, hot tea, iced tea and fountain drinks are also included. Mimosas, Bloody Marys and bar offerings are available for purchase.

  • 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Adults $29, $13 for kids 12 and under. Children under the age of 5 are free.

Dos Urban Cantina (Logan Square)

Let the culinary team at Logan Square’s Dos Urban Cantina take you on a journey to Baja this Easter. On Sunday, April 16th, Chef Brian Enyart will serve “Baja Brunch” specials, inspired by the region on Mexico known for its ocean fresh fish and local spices. Special offerings will include a Baja-style of fish tacos, as well as fresh seafood cócteles. The restaurant’s regular brunch menu will also be available, including Chilaquiles with fried eggs, salsa verde, crema, chihuahua cheese and cilantro, Concha French Toast with rhubarb, whipped cream and piloncillo syrup, as well as many others. Easter gifts for the kiddos will also be provided. If you are brunching at home, Pastry Chef Jennifer Jones will be making two different quiches that guests can pre-order for pick-up. Choose from the Choriqueso Quiche that includes chihuahua cheese and chorizo, or a Asparagus and Goat Cheese Quiche. Quiches cost $32 each and orders must be placed no later than Friday, 4/14.

  • Hours: 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

El Tapeo (Oak Brook)

Known for its Spanish cuisine and selection of small plates and main courses for sharing, El Tapeo  will offer a special blend of buffet items and à-la-carte presentations for Easter Brunch. Executive Chef Matthew Cappellini has created a special Easter Brunch menu with both buffet and à-la-carte options. The buffet offerings include a smoked salmon platter, assorted breakfast pastries, steel cut oats cooked in almond milk and vanilla bean, a charcuterie and cheese display, and more. The entrees, served à-la-carte, will include options such as the Iberico y Huevos Benedict, served with shaved Iberico ham, tomato jam, cheddar biscuit, poached eggs and black pepper hollandaise, and a Salmon Tortilla Espanola, made with a Smoked Scottish salmon omelet, tomatoes, dill, citrus, crème fraiche and herb roasted potatoes.

  • Sunday, April 16; 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Adults $9.95; Kids $19.95; Five and under eat for free

Fifolet (Wicker Park)

Add a little spice to your Easter weekend this year with a special holiday brunch at Fifolet Cajun & Cocktails. On Sunday, April 16th the New Orleans-style restaurant and bar will be serving their regular a la carte brunch menu plus a few limited edition dishes from Executive Chef Kevin Crouse.   Highlights will include: Braised Rabbit & Eggs, Crawfish Lasagna, Shrimp Creole Scramble, Johnny Cakes, Fried Alligator Hash and Strawberry Shortcake Bread Pudding.

Round out your meal with a glass or two of rosé, which will be on special for $7. Mimosas, Bellinis and Cajun Bloody Mary’s garnished with a Housemade Celery Salt, Baby Corn, Poached Pearl Onion, Andouille Sausage Stick, Pickled Celery Root and Lemon will also be available all day long.

GT Fish & Oyster (River North)

A three course pre fixe menu featuring chicken and waffles, crab benedict and shrimp & grits. Monkey bread, crepe cake, country potatoes and bacon are served for the table.

  • Pricing: $45 for adults, $25 for children 12 and under, free for children 3 and under. Beverages, tax and gratuity are not included in the price.
  • Hours: 10:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Italian Village Restaurants (University Village)

Stop by The Village for a traditional Easter feast inspired by the flavors of Northern Italy, with options including:

Spring Roast Leg of Lamb (stuffed with minced garlic and fresh herbs, sliced, natural jus) served with garlic redskin based potatoes or grilled asparagus

- Baked Bone-In Virginia Ham (tender oven baked ham with pineapple glaze) served with garlic redskin mashed potatoes and mixed seasonal vegetables 

  • Date: April 16 starting at 11am
  • Cost: $21.95/person 

J. Parker (Lincoln Park)

Starting on Good Friday, J. Parker will be hiding Easter eggs throughout their rooftop location, along with passing them out to guests of Hotel Lincoln, filled with coupons to use that weekend at the J. Parker. Coupons could be 10% off the bill or 2 for one mimosas.

Nico Osteria (Gold Coast)

Four course pre fixe menu featuring including a variety of pastries and your choice from a wide selection of antipasti, piatti, and dessert. The menu features inspired Italian dishes including antipasti like burrata, stuffed apple pancakes (pancetta, brown sugar, lemon), and main course options like spring lamb hash, lobster scramble, and fried chicken

  • Pricing: $70 per person. Beverages, tax and gratuity
  • Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Nellcote (West Loop)

Nellcote will present a special menu featuring brand new brunch-worthy additions to their regular weekend brunch menu. Sweet selections include a Pastry Plate with an assortment of housemade muffins, sticky buns, as well as scones for sharing, and from the savory side expect Pan Perdu with housemade brioche, vanilla poached oranges, vanilla Chantilly and rhubarb ‘crème anglaise. The restaurant will also serve Nellcote’s classic mid-day favorites, like margherita and sunny-side up pizzas with crusts made from local heritage wheat milled exclusively in house. 

  • Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Dosa at Vermillion

Old Town Social (Old Town)

Old Town Social will offer three brunch specials in addition to their regular menu. This local Old Town spot will serve up a Croque Madam with ham from Jared Van Camp’s acclaimed in-house charcuterie program topped with swiss cheese, mornay sauce and an egg served sunny on brioche ($11), as well as a hearty Breakfast Burrito packed with scrambled eggs, guacamole, queso fresco and house chorizo ($11). For a fun breakfast spin, the sporting parlor will also serve up mini Waffle Sliders featuring housemade sausage and scrambled egg on cornmeal-based waffles ($8). If you fancy a side of booze with your meal, accompany the brunch with a build-your-own Bloody Mary from the restaurant’s 99-ingredient Bloody Mary Bar.

  • Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Primehouse (River North)

Primehouse is beefing up their brunch service with a special Easter Brunch Buffet. Spring into the Easter spirit with a full spread of bunny-approved brunch fare from Executive Chef Dino Tsaknis with Easter eats including jelly filled paczkis, herb roasted leg of lamb, whipped greek yogurt & granola, housemade maple chicken sausage and more. Guests can also take their brunching experience to the next level by adding on select a la carte Prime Cuts from Primehouse’s famed dry-aging program like filet mignon, and a 55 Day-aged Ribeye.

  • Pricing: Starting at $65 per person
  • Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Promontory (Hyde Park)

The Lamb Burger is BACK! For Easter Sunday only, the Promontory in Hyde Park is bringing back this highly requested classic menu item. The Promontory’s juicy lamb burger includes a house-made olive tapenade, pillowy olive challah bun, tomato confit, smoked feta, served with a side of chickpea fries and charmoula catsup for $16. The Lamb Burger will be available during brunch and dinner on Sunday, April 16th, while supplies last. 

Revival Food Hall (The Loop)

Because everyone like a good scavenger hunt, no matter what age, from now until April 15th, Revival Food Hall hosts an Easter Ticket Hunt throughout Revival Café-Bar in collaboration with Empty Bottle + Thalia Hall. Each concert venue will donate a few pairs of tickets to upcoming shows that will take place between April – June. Many of the food vendors in Revival Food Hall have also donated gift cards that will be up for grabs. Tickets will be hidden throughout Revival Café Bar and Curbside Books & Records for guests to sniff out. Each day, clues will be posted on Revival’s social media outlets for clues on where to find them! Instagram: @revivalfoodchi, Twitter: @revivalfoodchi, Facebook: @revivalfoodhall


RM Champagne Salon (West Loop)

Take in the first sights of spring on the open-air patio at RM Champagne Salon. This year, West Loop’s Parisian-inspired restaurant and bar will open for a special champagne brunch on Easter (Sunday, April 16th) as well as Mother’s Day, (Sunday, May 14th). Guests will be presented with a dedicated menu of special selection pastries and mid-day offerings. On the pastry side, enjoy specialty sweet bites like the Strawberry Champagne Donut with strawberry jam and champagne glaze, as well as a Cherry Pecan Scone and Bourbon Sticky Bun with a housemade bourbon glaze. Savory options include a Quiche Lorraine with smoked bacon and gruyere cheese and a classic 2 Egg Breakfast. The menu will also include regular favorites like flatbreads and RMs’ oysters.

  • Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saint Lou’s Assembly (West Loop)

Saint Lou’s Assembly is offering a Rabbit Caldo Verde for Easter on Sunday, April 16th. Chef Carlos Cruz takes classic ingredients found in a traditional Portuguese caldo verde, such as fingerling potatoes and black kale, and then adds his own unique take with Thumbelina carrots, chorizo and rabbit. The hearty dish brings together bold flavors and fresh spring veggies.

SugarToad at Hotel Arista (Naperville)

SugarToad at the Hotel Arista is hosting a celebratory Easter Champagne Brunch. The family affair will be comprised of an assortment of breakfast and lunch items, a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival, portraits with the Easter Bunny and craft activities for the little ones. Highlight menu items include: Waffles and Crepes, Butter Croissants and Danish Rolls fresh from the bakery; a breakfast buffet with Poached Eggs Benedict and an Omelet Station; a seafood and sushi bar; a carving station; and a dessert bar. A pint-size buffet has been designed especially for the occasion with Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Chicken Tenders, and build-you-own Mini Sundaes. Reservations are required.

  • Sunday, April 16; seatings at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • Adults $59.95; Children $19.95; Three and under eat for free

Vermilion (River North)

Vermillion is offering a meal with India’s favorite brunch fare - Dosas and Frankies. The restaurant will offer 16 different Dosas and Frankies, Indian-Latin egg dishes including “Anda Paratha” Loaded (open layered flatbread paratha, scrambled eggs, pico de gallo, topped with choice of chorizo/paneer/portabella) and Migas Frittata (baked spinach eggs, pico de gallo, coriander kadai, sweet potato), as well as tumblers of C-3 Sangria (infused with cardamom, clove and cinnamon). For dessert, Vermilion Hedonism and Spiced Churros with Caramel Coconut Dip.

  • Date: April 14-16 from 11am - 2pm
  • Cost: Two courses ($25); Three Courses ($35); Sangria Tumbler ($10 each) 

ZED451 (River North)

ZED451 will host Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 16 from 10am to 3pm featuring unlimited breakfast and lunchtime favorites, desserts, and drink specials.  Brunch is $36.90 per person and includes the following Easter specials:

  • Faroe Island Salmon with Szechuan Glaze - fresh wild salmon with a zing of red pepper and soy sauce.
  • Rainbow-colored Deviled Egg Station - three types of colorful hand-dyed eggs filled with house-smoked salmon with dill, candied fresno chili with cilantro, and traditional with egg yolks and mayonnaise.
  • Drink specials ($6) Mimosas and ($8) Bloody Marys.


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